Ok, I see now that you can tab over on the front page and it says that, but I am concerned about it not being its own app. The current watching faq
doesn't mention stick streaming services. Well, actually, the page loads with links to questions about chromecast, roku, etc, but quickly reloads to hide those questions. I worked at it for awhile and managed to click onto the roku
question, which says that you watch movies from the criterion channel library on the VHX app. A friend clicked through to the hidden chromecast link and got the VHX message too, or that you can watch from the website on your computer and cast it up to the tv.
The channel's social media posts have a lot of people talking about problems that they're having streaming the movie of the week, and I didn't see replies to questions on their posts on facebook or twitter.
I think the announced line-up of films is really great. Lots of stuff that I've had a hard time getting ahold of. But I'm worried about a service that doesn't have a dedicated app, doesn't seem to be addressing user questions, and is already getting a lot of comments saying that playback stops or getting DRM messages saying content cannot be played.
Many of the comments I saw on the FB launch message were about having DRM problems. The DRM faq
DRM-protected content will not work on the following:
Some older models of Amazon Fire TV
All VHX apps (Roku, Android, iOS)
Again, I want this service to work, but I'm going to wait until after launch to sign up. I'm not going to be watching these movies on my laptop. I'll take the extra $10 for the annual service to see if it's actually working.